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Franz Grillparzer's dramatic heroines and women's emancipation in nineteenth-century Austria

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Recent decades have seen an increase in feminist critiques of the works of Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872), and a growing awareness that these deal with contemporary issues around the social roles of women. This study builds on exsiting feminist-themed examinations of Grillparzer's works to show more fully how they fit into the context of calls for women's rights in nineteenth-century Austria.

New interpretations of Grillparzer's heroines are made possible by considering the full spec...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Exeter College
Department:
Humanities Division - Medieval and Modern Languages Faculty - German

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Matthew McCarthy-Rechowicz
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Matthew McCarthy-Rechowicz
Publication date:
2016
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:0bdefd2f-b09f-4653-9abb-236681262622
Local pid:
ora:12415

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